Shu Uemura and Artist Takashi Murakami Team Up For a Limited-Edition Holiday Collaboration
Beauty junkies, rejoice! For the second time, cult makeup brand Shu Uemura is giving some of its best-sellers—and a handful of covetable new offerings (yes, yes, a thousand times yes!)—a holiday makeover courtesy of renowned artist Takashi Murakami. Famous for his vibrant and imaginative anime-meets-pop art designs rooted in traditional Japanese culture, Murakami is no stranger to chic collaborations: His iconic flower print representing love, hope, and peace has been stamped on items as varied as Louis Vuitton handbags, Vans sneakers, and even Google’s homepage. And now, he’s bringing the same psychedelic magic straight to our vanities with a limited-edition skin, makeup, and hair lineup that are sure to make great holiday beauty gifts.
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Launching today exclusively at shuuemura-usa.com, the 25-piece collection includes two dreamy new eye and cheek palettes (that range from intense smoky purples to subtle peaches and shimmery metallics; $65 each), a turbocharged pollution-targeting cleansing oil ($37 for 150 ml), the brand’s signature eyelash curler in matte black ($20), an assortment of eyeliners and brushes, and three Shu Uemura Art of Hair heroes—all artfully splashed with Murakami’s candy-colored, happy-faced buds. We’ll be putting all of it on our list, but if you buy only one thing (or are looking for one thing that would be a great holiday beauty gift)—make it a tube of Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine Lipstick ($30). It’s chic AF and adds bold, party-perfect color without drying out your lips. A product that works as good as it looks? Bring on the holiday cheer!
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